311#: We Would See Jesus

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

We would see Jesus, for the shadows lengthen

Across the little landscape of our life;

We would see Jesus, our weak faith to strengthen

For the last weariness, the final strife.

2

We would see Jesus, the great rock foundation,

hereon our feet were set by sov’reign grace;

Not life nor death, with all their agitation,

Can thence remove us, if we see His face.

3

We would see Jesus — other lights are paling,

Which for long years we have rejoiced to see;

The blessings of our pilgrimage are failing:

We would not mourn them, for we go to Thee.

4

We would see Jesus — this is all we’re needing:

Strength, joy and willingness come with the sight;

We would see Jesus — dying, risen, pleading;

Then, welcome day! and farewell, mortal night!

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